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voice of america. steve redisch will join us. >> told phil talked of a leak types in different cities. berchtold he talked to a hold a wide range of people. explore the countryside here he wanted to and understand what makes american stick. he had read that americans were individualistic. he actually saw us as much more collectivist this. it seems hard for us to imagine. he saw the u.s. as a group of people who like to form associations. who wanted to always be with other people. after he went to the u.s., he saw the french as the individualists. from that, he concluded that he was going to put up his colossal statute. he was going to have to say something to people who understood themselves as a big group. as a society. as a collective entity. >> watch this whole event as part of our lineup. it includes a discussion on how social media has changed the news coverage. commencement speeches from new york mayor, cory booker, and he long must -- elon musk. that starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> we had pulled into the spot that morning. >> the former commanding officer of th
things happening. let us do our thing. those areas of technology or entrepreneurs are allowed to go forth, whether to sell funds or cash machines, are going to work great are on the world. that is all the innovation and opportunity we need -- such as all the opportunity we need. provide in the outlook -- innovation for us. >> do policy makers like to come down here? >> they do like to come down. we think is very important that they see what the real world is like, so they can make votes and do other things that are affecting how we build products and what you can do and things like that. great innovators like apple and google and others, we hired them here in the united states, and we have great international companies here. but the u.s. is the world leader and we want to keep it that way. it is important that we have the right policies. >> we walked into the displays and saw that you had your legislative agenda essentially on that table, including about, so but, and others. -- hipaa, sopa and others. what has this been like for you? >> it has been great for us. we killed hipaa and sopa.
they really care about books. >> august 4 and fifth on c-span2. >> the use of drums domestically continues to rise. there will be 300,000 runs in the sky by 2020. they are used by some federal agencies in college. we will hear from a college professor who is able to hijack a civilian drone to show their vulnerabilities. >> the committee will come to order. first, as a matter of business, and he is running late. i would ask unanimous consent as a member of the said committee for this hearing. seeing no objection, do you have any objection? [laughter] i now recognize myself for an opening statement. our ability for the border. they began first looking at these drones back in 2004. now they own 10 uas aircraft. they have been used for bridges, levies, riverbed at risk of flooding, and assisted with national guard resources responding to local flooding. they have also gained support of others. the systems have become a force multiplier for military operations and for border security. we are on the edge of a new horizon. currently there are 200 active certificates of authorization issued by the
to use spectrum much more efficiently. >> was that technology developed in san diego? >> yes. also here is the debt. what are you display here? woody showing to members of congress and the staff? >> this demonstrates how 3g and next-generation mobile technology can improve people's lives. one of our projects -- a health care project and an education project. the health-care project -- this is a wireless monitoring ship that allows patients with congestive heart failure to monitor their health and their house daily. they can use in mobile application and take their blood pressure, their blood oxygen level, their heart rate, their weight -- and they can collect the data using the mobile app and transmit it to their nurses and doctor, who are listening on a daily basis. the doctors said and able to see the data. if they see a decline in the patient costs health, they will contact the patient immediately so that it prevents them from having to be readmitted to the hospital. >> do you see savings in health- care dollars with this? >> definitely. patients -- there are about 1 million people a
the farm bill and it already passed the u.s. senate and a scheduled vote wednesday on a repeal of the affordable care act known as obama care following the ruling last week by the supreme court. it is sunday, july 8 and will begin with our focus on u.s. foreign policy and hillary clinton who is in tokyo today for a series of talks on the u.s./nato role in afghanistan or the next decade. will get your calls and comments about u.s. foreign policy generally and the performance of the secretary of state, hillary clinton specifically. our phone lines are open -- you can join the conversation on our twitter page and facebook. or send us an e-mail. there are a couple of articles related to the secretary of state and this one is from cbs news. she beat the former record held by madeleine albright. there is this from "the l.a. times." she was asked about corruption in the country. she said it is a major challenge to meet the standards of accountability and transparency. the exchange came during this unannounced stopover by the secretary of state. even if her words or encouraging, many i
is asking us to support a situation where a 13 year old child can be sent to another nation without any regard for their welfare after that moment. and even if we have word from the immigration minister about this being a case by case basis, the enactment of this -- is the most damning thing for our conscience. that is why i feel entirely consistent, that is why i was so angry from before. i wrestle with my conscience on this debate but i am entirely consistent with my soul. i will sleep easy because i know from my own background and what i have done in the past that i will be consistent, no matter how painful it may be in the electorate, and how hard it could be to explain to my constituents. i rest easy on this because i am been consistent with what beats within my soul. >> the question is resolved in the affirmative. >> those are the highlights of the australian parliamentary sitting in june. we will see you next time. >> the british house of commons began summer recess until september 3. prime minister's questions returns september 5, at 7:00 eastern. the use of domestic drones' by
understanding is that it is not illegal to be a monopoly. it is just a legal to use your monopoly power in a certain way. that is ancient history. there is an antitrust case involving apple and sun book publishers right now. there is a google anti traced -- antitrust case. these are -- it is not the sheer size of these companies. sometimes it tracks the attention of the government as the way they interact with the economy, the way they interact with privacy, the way they interact with commerce. in the case of that will, they are very big in a dollars since. they are big on the impact they have on everyone's lives. obviously, that is going to attract the attention of regulators and enforcement agencies in the city. i will say that i have lived in washington for nearly 40 years and i spent 20 years as a washington correspondent and editor in our washington bureau. before turning to technology, my observation is that the government in general was and still is behind in its actual integration and use of tied biology on a day-to-day basis. i will give you an example. the government is the la
use the net working spaces at facebook, twitter and google plus. and not just to share cute cat photos. it's a lucrative field. by this time from, mark will officially be a ga zillion air. the premise of today's symposium is that these services are not as well known have had a major impact on the collection, distlation and distribution of news and information. the project in its annual state of the news media this year said that social media are important but not overwhelming driver of news at least not yet. let me quote from their report. no more than 10% of digital news consumers follow news recommendations from facebook or twitter very often. and almost all of those are still using other ways like going directly to the news web site as well. but there are many other indications that social media are radically altering the news landscape. word of the shooting of the representative giffords and the killing of osama bin laden and the death of donna so maniers today spreads virally. that's significant. reporters now use social media to find people and sources in breaking news situations
of u.s. security policy. west versus east. and just wanted to make the point at the outset that it is insufficient to talk about the border region being secure without specifying precisely where you are talking about. in terms of our preliminary findings on the objective measures, i will just focus on a couple here. terror related activity, falling 9/11, a lot was made about are perceived the vulnerability at the u.s.-mexico border. this was one of the major driving forces behind -- this was an additional driving force behind increasing staffing and infrastructure at our border with mexico. a specific interest in the report or what we call special interest aliens. these are countries that are either designated state sponsors of terrorism, such as iran, countries were terrorist organizations are known to operate, such as colombia or pakistan. according to the latest data we have been able to focus on, arrest by border patrols increased between 2007 and 2011. during fiscal year 2011, the number of arrests was down to 380, a decline when compared with 2010. the trend line june
be nationalized? here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online. send us a tweet. or e-mail us -- "the new york times" has an piece today that says -- we would like to hear what you think about that. let's continue reading. some economists had a surprisingly different take it comes to the big fish in the economic pond. some found only way to preserve competition was to nationalize. this notion seems counterintuitive. this is a question a lot of newspapers, economists, and politicians asked back in 2009 when the economic crisis hit. now we're revisiting it, especially in the wake of the libor scandal in the uk. "forbes."e picece from when we look at the question of nationalization and what it means, what about to the archives and see what the questions were from 2008. in this article looks at what it means. and it means giving the government the power to control banks. this could mean taking control of the public shares to the power to pick and install new leadership at the bank. let's go back to the o"new york times" op ed piece that says basically of the barclays interest-rate
housing appraisal. the u.s. global aids coordinator, dr. eric goosby, says the president's platts is helping the world move towards aids-free generation. this came during a brookings institution meeting on the global fight towards the potentially deadly disease. this is just under one hour. >> thank you, everyone, for joining us. welcome to brookings. i am noam unger, a fellow with argot -- development initiative here. perkins is pleased and welcome to welcome dr. eric goosby for our discussion, key lessons from a decade of actions on global aids, and the look for. i will forgo the tree the detailed reputation of biography, goosby's but despite the emphasis of today's events some lessons from the past decade,ambassador g oosby'iss involvement makes him a pioneer. his involvement dates back to 30 years, to when he was already becoming a specialist in the then-unidentified disease that would come to define his career. in the 1990's, he helped lead domestic federal efforts to respond to the disease, including setting up the ryan white care act, that unlocked federal support in respon
secretary, i apologize. >> well, u.s. the wrong question, with a lot of insinuation. it is not fair to the men and women who work in this area. >> if it had been in place at the time, prior to the fort hood massacre, would it have prevented a major from carrying out that terrorist attack? >> it is difficult to give you a firm yes or no, but i can tell you that the curriculum goes to the indicators of someone who is moved from extreme ideology and i will be happy to provide a briefing on that. >> i would be happy. we would be very interested in hearing that. also, the curriculum described in your testimony, how will it prevent homegrown terrorists without singling out individual groups due to religious or political beliefs? with that question, i want to remind you that there are individuals in your department who have described people who are military veterans, gun owners, christian conservatives, they have been described as terrorists. how to prevent me from being singled out as a terrorist? someone like him from not being a terrorist? >> representative, as you know, the court that
still are not buying vegetables and fruits. they still are buying what they're used to. opening a supermarket in isolation is not going to change people's eating habits. it has to be in tandem with other things such as education on nutrition and knowing how to cook food are not used to buy. it has to be a multi-faceted approach. a big part of the campaign is education around nutrition, what to do once you have access to these kinds of food. host: this is median earnings. guest: you do see differences for african-americans by gender. this side shows african-american males making about $37,000 is around all females. some of that may be related to occupation and back from. cynthia may want to follow-up on that if you have any other things to add. host: i was going to add a statistic from the economic policy institute on poverty rates. this looks at median earnings. this is another view of household income. it was steady. the black population, 27% of those reporting are at the poverty line. hispanic, 26%. a large disparity in black and white households on poverty statistics. guest:
available as the day progresses. but we wanted to make sure those of you who are starting your day with us knew about it. let's move to our question of the morning, which is about jobs creation. the number of proposals on both sides of still and the parties disagree about what the -- still and the parties disagree with what it is. let me show you a little bit of some of the stories in the newspaper this morning about on this economy p. this is "the washington post" this morning -- host: here's more from "the washington post" -- "new york times" this morning. economy remains soft and output and housing. data on home sales and factory production weakening u.s. commitment americans bought fewer homes in june than in may. manufacturing in the philadelphia region contracted for a third number of months and the number of americans seeking unemployment rose last week. we like to ask you, what's the most effective way to create jobs in this country? let's begin with a phone call from debbie, a democrat in philadelphia. good morning, debbie. caller: good morning. i notice yesterday with the outsour
us. it is starting to take intelligence from people on the ground to do so. as well as those that try to prevent these kinds of attacks. mr. chairman? >> mr. clark is recognized for five minutes. >> [inaudible] >> i do not think it your microphone is working. i do not think that it is being picked up. sorry. try the of the microphone. >> all right. >> is it turned on? >> all right. [laughter] >> this one was just used by mr. richardson. this is yours? we will go from clark to clark. >> thank you, mr. chair. secretary, thank you again for recognizing and protecting the system for the key priority of the illustration. as you are well aware -- well aware, this is a high risk area. if the underwear bomber had been successful a huge commercial aircraft would have blown up over metropolitan detroit. my concern is how to best warn the public about an imminent danger like this so that they can take cover immediately. i feel that one of the most reliable ways to do so is to alert the public through the free vocal broadcasting media tv and radio. while many people in detroit rely on televisions
on legislation in the next congress and >> joining us this week is representative henry waxman, democrat of california. thank you for being here. to question him and joined us are kate hunter from bloomberg and lisa from "the los angeles times." >> the supreme court obviously rule to uphold the core of president obama's health care law. when it passed in 2010, democrats marketed it not as a tax. the court press pretty clear that they considered it a tax. do you? >> the heart of the bill is that we require everybody to get health insurance. because that spreads the cost where services are needed for whatever number of people there are. the broad base of people were paying into the insurance pool. we had a mandate, but the court did not want to accept the idea of the mandate under the interstate commerce clause. they said that since the penalty for not getting health insurance is paying a tax, that was constitutional. that is fine. it is constitutional. under this law, we now have the affirmation that the law is constitutional. we have the assurances of 30 million americans that they will
scholar focusing on retirement issues for the americanthank yog with us. >> thank you. >> tomorrow, "washington journal" we look at the implications from a recent supreme court decision striking down a ban on political money in local elections. christopher wilson discusses the president of election in mexico and what it means for the u.s. alan fisher talks about how al jazeera's network covers american news around the world. "washington journal" live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. leon panetta said the military plans to deploy units to strengthen security capabilities around the world. he delivered remarks on a new defense strategy that focuses on a more collaborative approach to meet security challenges in the future. he also spoke about the need for the department to invest in cyber security and space. this is a little under one hour. >> we welcome me care for a very special presentation. -- you here for a very special presentation. it is my pleasure to welcome the chairman of the board of the institute of peace, robert west. [applause] >> thank you. ladies and gentlemen, i am c
elected the first woman speaker of the house. if anyone is tweeting we are using the hash tag wmnhist. and one quick announcement i am sorry to say that michelle bernard has been called away for a family emergency so she won't be able to join us here today. i will start with a special thank you to our friends and underwriters. thank you very much. on behalf of our partnership with the national women's history museum, honored host celebration for the first female speaker of the house current democratic leader nancy pelosi. leader pelosi has worked diligently to strengthen america's middle class, increasing the minimum wage and financial aid for students, a new give bill for veterans, increased services for veterans, their families and care givers nationally and internationally she has led the effort to provide the first u.s. contribution to the global fund to fight aids, tuberculosis and malaria. leader pelosi's work obbehalf of women is unparalleled. her leadership in passing the lily led better fair pay act, her work as a champion for women's health, social security, title 9, economi
sanctions on syria. we will talk about what is ahead for u.s. policy on "washington journal." we will have the census bureau director with the numbers and manufacturing, trade, personal income, and home ownership. also the formal federal elections commissioner talks about why he opposes requiring independent campaign groups to disclose where they get their money. "washington journal," is live every morning on c-span at 7:00 eastern. >> rahm emanuel and ray lahood speak about infrastructure hon refunding this morning at the center for american progress in washington. you concede that live on c-span at 10:15 a.m.. at 12:10 eastern, mitt romney campaigns in new hampshire. that is also live on c-span. more road to the white house covers live on c-span at 6:00 p.m. with first lady michelle obama delivering a campaign speech in fredericksburg, virginia. >> this weekend, familiar cities, the harlem book fair, live coverage starts saturday at 12:30 eastern on the future of african-american publishing followed with a look at education at 2:00 and then cornell west examine the next presidential elec
superpac. are you going to do that? is that under discussion? >> we use voluntary dollars that are raised by members. independent expenditure programs. we want to be able to talk with our members and we do that every single day. we will do it to communicate and educate them on the importance of this election and the differences that exist between both candidates. we will be playing at the state level, also. legislative elections are born to our people. gubernatorial elections are important. we want to have the ability to knock on non-members doors. >> one of the main criticisms by your opponent in your union election was -- he says your political spending focused on federal races rather than state and local. what do you think of that? are you going to spend more on state and local races? >> we have to look at the facts. 65% of our budget is spent on local sites and states' rights. that is a fact. our budget shows that. we believe we have to play in all arenas. we have to play in d.c. and also in our own neighborhoods. we have to make sure that we are getting tools and resources necessary
, who was beaten, detained, and then forced to have an abortion at seven months. and as a matter of u.s. policy, any coercive measures, including forced abortion, we deplore. there are a number of other cases, including some that have been reported recently. we did raise it and raised our concern about it. >> and what was their response? >> again, this is i'm not going to get into every back- and-forth here, but this is clearly an issue we'll continue to raise with them. >> the u.s. congress always have a strong voice against the chinese human rights conditions. if there anyone from the congress participate in these talks? if not, have you passed their message to the chinese delegation? >> we've been eager, in fact, to have a broader discussion beyond the two governments, the two executive branches of government, that could include congress. it could also include nongovernmental organizations. to date, we haven't been able to persuade the chinese government to do that. so at this stage, it's a discussion among the executive branch from their side and ours, but we will continue to encou
and later nora from the center from a new american security discuss it is future of iraq after u.s. troops are with drawn. >> good morning in what is expected to be the final week for congress before the august recess and the party conventions, the farm bill and the bush era tax cuts will take up much of the debate in the house of representatives, the senate also in session congress expected to recess friday or this weekend. the president back on the campaign trail. meanwhile republican presidential candidate mitt romney is in israel delivers a speech in poland before he returns to the states. today marks the 100-day mark, 100 days before the general election with the party conventions getting under way next month and in early september three presidential debates, a vice presidential debate and countless ads on television and in the web. we'll begin with your comments on this campaign. as always we want to hear from you. you can also join the conversation on line. you can join us on facebook or send us an e-mail. let's begin with norl which points out the november 6 elections just
, insert the following, section, none of the funds made available by this act may be used to operate or maintain a -- mr. frelinghuysen: i would like a copy of the amendment, please. reserve a point of order until we have a chance to look it over. the chair: the gentleman reserves a point of order. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized for five minutes. mr. markey: i thank you. current nuclear arsenal has significant overkill that is built into it. our country continues to spend moran more taxpayer money on nuclear weapons. and even though the president and the senate have already agreed to reduce the number of deployed nuclear weapons. even though there is a growing bipartisan consensus that the united states has an excessive number of nuclear weapons and that the united states spends far more than it needs for a nuclear deterrence and defense. and that is why i rise today to offer my amendment to reduce the number of deployed intercontinental ballistic nuclear missiles from 450 to 300. i believe that this is the soundest approach to both our national security and our econo
companies -- obamacare is a great handout to insurance companies to my perspective. you want to make us look like we're supporting the insurance companies. it was you all who went hand in hand with the insurance companies. you set it up so they couldn't lose. you made them regulate utilities. they're guaranteed a profit every year as a result of the individual mandate. it's the democrats who are helping the insurance companies and that point has not been made. you talk out of both sides of your mouths and that's a perfect example of what goes on in the book 1984. allowing them to do that, allowing them to create this regulated utility helps the insurance companies. then you say only they gain from the repeal. no mr. pallone. the american people gain from the repeal of this. we gain our freedom again. the difference between the liberals in in country and the conservatives is the issue of freedom. you and your colleagues want the government to control every aspect of our lives. we do not believe in that. we want this to continue to be the greatest country in the world and what makes us the gre
:00. >> in the u.s. should create more partnerships with latin america according to the cochairs of the latino leadership task force. their remarks came during a discussion on how to change for the domestic policy to address their report is expected this fall. this is about the hour-and-a- half. yeah >> a good morning. welcome to the woodrow wilson center. it's a pleasure to be here. thank you for coming. we are pleased to be hosting his meeting today of a task force of latinos at least foreign-policy which was largely organized by the pacific council. how we're very pleased to be working together with the pacific council, a leading voice on foreign policy issues and on behalf of the woodrow wilson center, i'm happy to be working less these pacific council. towe're lucky to have extraordinary leaders with us how you have their biographies for both of them but let me say briefly that he has been the head of a quest u.s. and west and the head of the telecom companies and leave to europe, a in the pacific and asia as well as better united states and has a distinguished career in business and as l
in mexico and what it means for the u.s. later, al jazeera english correspondent alan fisher talks about how al jazeera's english news network covers american news in the united states and around the world. "washington journal" is next. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] host: good morning, it is monday, july 2, 2012. right now you are looking at the shot of the pentagon in arlington, virginia, as we spend the first 45 minutes talking about recent changes to the role of women in combat. the department of defense recently opened up 14,000 military jobs closer to the front lines that have previously been closed to women. but critics are questioning whether the military have gone far enough. as we discussed those efforts of this money, we want to know what you think. give us a call -- a very good monday morning to you. we should note that congress is away from washington this week for the fourth of july recess, but it is still going to be an important week politically with the fallout from the supreme court decision a
in the crowd. >> it is the july 4 weekend. dave is a teacher at carnegie mellon. what the u.s. expect to hear from the president today? >> i want to see him, and i have such respect for the government under his leadership. e>> i am from philadelphia. the reason i came here today is the first time to see the president in person. >> you are from los angeles. >> i am here for the pre-college program at carnegie mellon. >> so this is a lesson in politics? >> yes, it is, and is cool to see him a hundred feet away. he is right in my front yard. it will be interesting. >> what do you expect to learn today? >> not only how particulate he is, because i have heard he is an amazing speaker, but how he gets people to vote for him and his different maneuvers and tactics. >> where are you from? >> i am here from los angeles, a stint in the pre-college -- a student in the pre-college program in musical theater. i am excited about it. >> you have been here for a couple of hours. what do you want to hear from the president? >> i am not here to hear anything from him, but i want him to know that i support him,
and strategists. sheila will join us to take a look at money and politics. then we will get an update from iraq. 's futurealk about iraqi' in light of violence this week. that is tomorrow at 7:00. we will see you then. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> today, we will show you some of the international aids conference held this week in washington. dr. fauci is a first. he is followed by secretary of state hillary clinton and former first lady laura bush. this week, one of the world's leading aids researchers outlined the steps necessary for ending the global pandemic. he spoke at the 2012 aids conference held in washington for the first time in 25 years. dr. fauci is followed by phill wilson of the black aids institute. this is 55 minutes. >> please welcome francoise barre-sinoussi. >> thank you. it is a privilege and honor to introduce the first speaker of the first plenary session of the aids 2012 conference back in washington, d.c., after 25 years. [applause] only one person could give this first talk, a person
is not have the power -- does have the power of discretion on the case by case basis. it cannot be used to systematically dismantle our laws. the supreme court noted that the president's constitutional power to enforce our laws does not imply that they can forbid their execution. president obama understood this winnie admitted last year that "there are laws on the books that congress has passed said the administration cannot just suspend deportations through executive order." president obama has broken his promise. this decision to grant administrative amnesty on a mass scale ignores the rule of law. the amnesty agenda is a win for illegal immigrants but a loss for americans. when illegal immigrants are allowed to live and work in the u.s., unemployed american workers have to compete for scarce jobs. with 23 million americans unemployed or underemployed, this amnesty only makes their lives harder. the amnesty is also a magnet for fraud. many illegal immigrants will falsely claimed that they came to the u.s. as children and this administration refuses to take the steps necessary to check
for this epidemic and get all of us new hope. whether access to treatment and its dual treatment and prevention impact, pre exposure prophylactics, or increasing rates of circumcisions for partners, we now have no biological tools that will help prevent and treat infections among women. so too, are weakening evidence to tackle the social and economic factors that underpin the risk of hiv for women and girls. we know more about how to tackle discrimination, engage men and boys to change their attitude and behavior as, empower girls and women to negotiate safer sex behavior is and link them to economic tools that enhance their self-esteem and values. all of these will have profound effects on girls and women in this epidemic. another key ingredient to success is leadership. we know that. just as a chevy has taken a disproportionate impact on women throughout the world, women and women's leadership is key to shifting that reality. it is in that light that i am delighted that we have such an incredible panel of women leaders with a range of experience as leaders in this fight. without further delay
. that means we may have to take a deal that gets us on the right path even if it does not give us the right structure. we will have the opportunity to get on the right structure and we will have the money to deal with it. it means we have to deal with the deficit before we are ever going to resolve all of the issues in health care and tax reform. i want to be sure that people do not have the sense that if we do not solve the entire 70 five- year, 150 year deficit issue, that anything short of that is a failure. there is no public-policy issue we have solved 75 years into the future. it is a result of inflated expectations and rhetoric to expect we will solve this problem 75 years out, or 100 years out in the future. my message is, let's not the perfect be the enemy of the good. if we can get onto a good path, let's take it and work from there to a better structure. >> i agree with that but let me be more optimistic about tax reform. this may be a moment where we dropped the impediment of incrementalism in tax reform which is fatal because then you are arguing about whose ox gets gored. this
accomplishment. i hope i don't get in trouble, but i really like her. i appreciate her ability to work with us, work with everybody. she is somebody who you never have to guess where she stands on an issue, and i admire and appreciate her so much for that. i've worked with her on issues going back for many, many years. i really, again, say i appreciate what she's doing. she has great genes. her mother and father each served as mayor of a small town in maine, a place called caribou. and i have really -- i don't have fond memories of caribou because in my, ihink it was my 1998 race, we we, this great mailing that we did, one of my consultants from nevada, instead of having deer, they had caribou on my campaign literature. it took me awhile to figure that one out. i'm sure the town of caribou is bigger than my campaign spot. her family ran a lumber business. her father was also a state senator. i am confident that susan has learned toe the senator that she is because of bill cohen. i had the pleasure of serving with this good man from maine. i served as a junior member when he was chairman of the
is that while afghanistan is very important to us, we should not and will not desert it the way we did 20 years ago. we have scaled back a lot. if the wrong person is elected, and the wrong political process in sues, there are no guarantees. there are no guarantees, and the afghans should not have any guarantee of our commitment. if they are trumped by the presidential process that is correct, then i think all bets are off. and i make this argument with some reluctance, because i am to agree arguing against those who say this, but that it is a lot recker gives us maybe 10% to 20% less to make afghanistan succeed. it is a hard argument to make. the taliban could come back. it does matter to us a lot. but we should not think that if the afghans in a terrible decisions that we can rescue them. i think it is worth trying to get that message through. >> 2.5 minutes for the hardest question of the day. ok. on the first issue about the british, there was a period where they seemed to be operating on its own. there is a pretty tied together strategy. i am really pretty impressed right now. i do not thi
, that our enemies are going to always try to take advantage of us, negotiation is the only way they can be influenced is by assertion of american power and action rather than dialogue. he will try to characterize obama has not even that regard. and then the world -- as naive in that regard. he will say the successes, especially the killing of osama bin laden, were not because of anything obama did, but because they follow the prescription established by the bush administration since 9/11. the successes are not due to him, but because of the framework had been established prior to him taking office. i think those are going to be the main lines of the romney argument against obama. where is my slide? what are some of the arguments that -- the issues he will use to try to support these lines of argument? obama tried to close guantanamo bay. this was not leave, wrong, he was forced not to do it by congress and public opinion. as i said, he tried to reach out to ahmadinejad and iran to try to deal with the nuclear program. he was rebuffed. romney will say this showed america's weakness and l
to the u.s. as children and this administration refuses to take steps to check whether their claims are true or not. thdepartment of homeland security has gone out of its way to avoid the enforcement of immigration laws. the department policy of not enforcing will cause innocent americans their jobs. as secretary, you like all americans also must be concerned about the recent disclosure of national secrets. the methods of intelligence we used to protect security must be kept secret. when the secrets leak, american lives are threatened. recent damaging leaks include operational details of the bin laden raid, specifics about how we conduct cybersecurity, and information about drone strikes. because of these, enemies now know how we will hunt them, which will make it more difficult. o met security depends on our ability to keep secrets from those who would attack our homeland. when they become public knowledge, people and our -- people and our national petition -- interests are in jeopardy. the ability to keep secrets depends on identifying causes and put a stop to them. that is why i
in this case. mr. henry is a 53-year-old alaskan who enjoys our arms for recreational use he was a member of the united states army. he was in the national guard in oregon before he moved to alaska. he has been employed his entire adult life. the last 15 years he has worked in western alaska while he held a home in the anchorage area. in october of 2009, he was on medical leave for a medical condition. he had a garage that was more of a machine shop. while he was on medical leave, he was tinkering with fire arms and weapons. he made a homemade machine gun. that is the issue before us today. what is important to know about mr. henry is he was not prohibited from having fire arms. he did not have a felony record. he did not have any mental issues that would prevent him from having weapons. he had this machine gun in his own home. it is not outside the home. he did not have any criminal purpose for having this particular weapon. he had it for recreational use and for self-defense. he was not involved in any commercial activity with this fire arm or any others. his prosecution brings three is
this process leads us. >> the term the deputy attorney general used is at least $175 million. >> you were there on monday wondering how you think your attorneys are doing. can you explain our summarize why this case is so important? >> the case is pending and it is really inappropriate for me to comment during a pending case. our pleadings will continue to do the talking for us. it is my understanding closing arguments will occur tomorrow and the case will be submitted to the court. we will continue to vigorously enforce section 5 and other provisions of the voting rights act. >> why did you bring the case in the first case? >> we fought our objection with the state of texas, we concluded that they had not met their burden of establishing the absence of discriminatory purpose and discriminatory intent. that is what the trial is about. the burden is on the state. we are presenting our case and the state is presenting bears. the intervenors are presenting bears and the court will soon speak on this issue. >> one more question. >> there have been reports in the last month or so that governme
refuse to do anything about it, but we allow political bullies to intimidate us from even researching the facts. now, there's never been a threat in this country that sportsmen will not be able to hunt or target shoot. that false specter raised by the gun lobby so successfully that dade there is virtually no gun protection. but that doesn't stop the number one gun advocacy group, the national rifle association, from making things up, creating phony threats to gun ownership. they are attacking the obama administration which has done essentially nothing in this field. since they know that congress would reject even the most reasonable proposal. it has been impossible, for example, to even -- to close the gun show loophole where people can get unlimited amounts of guns without a reasonable background check. the n.r.a. is at work to make sure people on the no-fly list because they are threats to national security can purchase guns. that data cannot be shared between a.t.f. and homeland security dealing with potential terrorists. the n.r.a. argues that all we need is for existing gun laws
for this interview. your people at the publishing house told us there are all kinds of rules and things we couldn't ask you about. >> you can ask me anything you want but i just won't answer. >> four years ago, we did the interview and we talked about bush v. gore. let me show you some video from a interview you did with pierce morgan. i want you show you this clip. let me just show you this. >> i guess the ways disagreement was bush v. gore. that comes up all the time one usual response is get over it. >> you went on to explain further on that and we did it four years ago. >> did they tell you -- i didn't know that was -- >> we're used to that. we get that all the time. >> i don't mind -- ask me about bush versus gore. >> judges have tenure for life. why does everybody worry about things they say in public and not having cameras in the room and all of that stuff? what are you so sensitive about that? >> i'm sensitive about it because judges ought to express their views on the law in their opinions. everything i had to say about the real legal issues in bush versus gore was set forth in the opini
, get to the work that the american people sent us here for and understand and was quoted this morning by one of our colleagues, our time is very precious. don't waste it by playing got you games. think about what we discussed earlier. mr. polis and i will debate this rule and we will do it -- yes, a second mistake was made. we acknowledge that. we accept it. now we'd like to get on to the people's business. mr. frank: the fact that we put aside tragedy doesn't mean we -- and this is not simply a small mistake but it is a small mistake in a bill that's about as bipartisan as it gets. to make a plea of bipartisanship with this excessively bipartisan bill that is put through with major concerns about every aspect of the federal government given 10 minutes of debate at 9:00 and 10:00 at night to be voted on, that's a mistake. as the gentleman from new jersey and i pointed out, this is not simply a mistake was made but a mistake that would have easily been caught earlier if people caught the bill. and i stress this because when we did some of the other legislation, financial reform, health
in chief he has the obligation to help us to solve this problem. i ask our colleagues to please support this legislation. bring transparency. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from maryland is recognized. mr. van hollen: thank you, madam speaker. i listened carefully to what the chairman of the armed services committee said, and i didn't find much that i disagree with. we agree that we should replace the sequester. we agree that it's a mistake to create the kind of uncertainty that's out there, and obviously it has an impact not just in the defense sector, but also in all the other areas where our federal government has activities. but i would just say, and i want to make sure the chairman's on the floor now and has a chance to respond, he demonstrated some leadership on this issue. last fall, because he was asked this question, he was asked if he had to put together a plan that included some revenue, he said, yeah. i understand we got to make cuts, but i'd rather include some revenue than deep cuts to defense. in fact, what he said was,
would not use the word conditionality, but i think the discussion with pakistan after they took some steps to close the ground lines of communication for supplies and so forth has worked our way back towards a more cooperative relationship. i think the u.s. in this administration has been clear about the areas of cooperation that we need to see to be able to continue to move forward with the assistance and support. starting first and foremost with counter-terrorism and things related to the safety of our troops in afghanistan. >> moving on to russia and our relations with russia. governor romney seems very upset with president obama's reset policy toward russia. the governor has described russia as the no. 1 global flow of the united states. first of all, what do you think of the governor's criticism? >> i think it is unfair and it misses a couple of the tremendous benefits we have gotten from the recent policy. from the beginning, president obama has been clear that we want to have a partner relationship with russia. where we have differences, we will continue to negotiate and press
-- hear, has evolved a sound response to the historic change in the middle east. the u.s. has deep political, economic, and moral interests in the outcome of the arab awakening. the fact the awakening has produced a free elections in countries like tunisia and libya, while it is challenging, it raises new challenges of its own. how will parties governed? what steps will they take to protect individual rights, including those of women and religious minorities and what can be done to reduce sectarian violence? the state department's report on religious freedom, and we have ambassador cook with us today, that report which was released today examines many of these issues and is the theme of the secretary's remarks. no one who has followed her career over decades in doubt that secretary clinton as a personal commitment to freedom of expression and human rights that runs deep and strong in her veins. her intelligence and willingness to speak louldy t-- loudly truth has made her an effective secretary of state. we are delighted to have for today. please join me in welcoming secretary clin
way we can take people with us as we expand our aid but -- but it -- a budget. if you want a stable and prosperous afghanistan, a state afghanistan, we need in afghanistan were the role of women is respected. >> could i give the prime minister the operative -- the opportunity to answer the question put to him a few moments ago? if he believes in the sovereignty of parliament, will he propose to that across the house? >> it was a vote last night in the house of lords. the government has a clear view. about the right way ahead. there will be a motion for the labor party, which you can vote for, and emotion for us, which we can vote for. let me put this one more time to the leader of the opposition. i will be down by a vote for powell -- a full public inquiry. what he be found if we vote for a private inquiry? if not, we will take a dim view of the party that stands in the view of a inquiry. [shouting] >> thank you. the olympics are a great opportunity to bring our nation together. therefore, does the prime minister share my dismay at the plans of some union leaders to disrupt these ev
democracy in america, it talks about when congress gets the point where it can drive the public by using the public treasury, this is what you have. you have this exorbitant growth of the federal government. we are promising more and more largess to the american people. how does that work out? how did it work for greece or italy or ireland or spain? i know we are on c-span right now. this is the question you should always posed to liberals. where has what you believe in ever been successful in the world? [applause] >> who has got a mike? >> thank you for being here. could you give us some insight i believe it was last year, president obama had met with jewish leaders behind closed doors at the white house. could you give us some insight as far as what you think whether or obama's support for israel is one of the biggest things? >> i don't speculate. as president of the united states of america, how many times has he been to israel? how many times has he been to give major speeches in islamic countries? in turkey and in cairo. i think that you see what the ramifications thereof. that is w
the privilege to serve as a director of u.s. citizenship and immigration services. their commitment and dedication to the values we cherished as citizens should stand as an inspiration to us all. i will now proceed to call the candidates. when your country of current nationality is called, please stand and remain standing until everyone is standing. belize, bolivia, cameron, ecuador, el salvador, gonna, guatemala, honduras, mexico, nigeria, philippines, russia, ukraine, if anyone's home country was not called, please stand at this time. i would like to invite the secretary of palm lan security to a minister -- i would like to invite the secretary of homeland security. she deeply understands in champion's the important role immigrants' plight in america. secretary napolitano , i present to you 25 candidates for naturalization. please administer the oath of allegiance. >> thank you. candidates, please raise your right hand. repeat after me. this goes this pretty long. -- oath is pretty long. i hereby declare on those that i absolutely and entirely renounce all allegiance and fidelity
and thank you all so much for joining us here tonight. my name is dave tinsa. ift the -- i have the pleasure of introducing the wonderful caroline kennedy tonight. i want to say a few quick words why i'm here and why i think many of you are here as well. despite the fact that we're here to admire caroline. in 2008, we came together to support candidate barack obama. the reason many of us came together we had a shared vision about what's best for our country. we wanted to reclaim that basic bargain if you work hard, if you play by the rules, you can make it in america. you can find a job, you can buy a house, send your kids to college and save a little beth for retirement. president obama believes in order to move our country forward, we need to invest in education, energy and reform our tax system to great good jobs, grow our economy and pay down the debt in a balanced way. [applause]. president obama reminds us of another great president who also captured our heart and mind over 50 years ago. inspiring hope that better days were ahead. just like president kennedy convinced my grandmother,
to be joined by a major general will join us with an update from afghanistan, from on the ground there. here is "the washington post "report on the same story -- winston-salem, n.c., republican caller -- what do you think about american exceptionalism? caller: if you're asking the non-working group, this is a great country because they live off of food stamps, medicaid, free housing but if you ask a middle-class, working class people, it is a terrible country because all you are doing is paying taxes and supporting the ones who don't work. you don't have enough money to buy insurance. you make too much, they will get medicaid. don't have enough money to buy groceries but you make too much to get food stamps. if you ask rich people, it is a great country because they are blind to what the four and they are robbing the country and blind to the middle class not being able to make ends meet? host: how you feel? caller: i follow the middle class. i am struggling to pay insurance and than obama care comes out and i don't see how that will help. he makes himself look like he is helping the country
of the federal role. let us look at what the olympics due to any country that gets them in today's world. my wife and i went to japan to see the olympics put on in japan. we read the japanese newspapers. we did not come up with a firm figure. the japanese newspaper speculated that the total amount japan as the country spent in order to put on the olympics was a $13 billion. highest figure i read was $18 billion. given the kind of accounting sleight of hand that accompanied the japanese olympics, i think the higher figure is the accurate one. even if we take a lower figure, japan decided they could not put on an olympics or the of world attention without making such infrastructure improvements as to spend ultimately $13 billion. i participated in the benefits of that. i rode the bullet train from downtown tokyo to were the olympics were held. they decided they could not put in the olympics without putting a bullet train. we viewed the olympics as basically a scoring event. the rest of the world use the olympics very differently and once a country is awarded the olympics to one of its host cities,
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